Mission, Vision and Values


Community Housing Network provides permanent supportive housing that creates opportunities for our residents to be successful. We collaborate with supportive partners to expand these opportunities and impact our community.


Create opportunities for success.


  • Empower people to find meaning and purpose in life.

  • Solve difficult problems to achieve enduring change.

  • Build authentic relationships.

  • Be curious.

  • Have fun.

Our History

Community Housing Network (CHN) was founded in 1987. Since that time, the organization has provided permanent supportive housing (PSH) for thousands of people challenged with mental health conditions, addiction disorders and histories of homelessness. PSH is housing with linkages to services that help residents successfully maintain housing and flourish in other areas of their lives. Support services include social enrichment activities, behavioral health care, primary care, employment training and benefit management.

CHN was established by the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County to be its housing agency for people with long-term mental health conditions who are able to live independently in the community with supportive services. In 1998, CHN expanded its mission to provide affordable housing for people with disabilities related to addiction, including people who are or have been chronically homeless.

CHN’s success is housing chronically homeless individuals resulted in the agency becoming a contract agency to the Community Shelter Board, which coordinates local agencies’ efforts to address the needs of homeless people in Franklin County.

Our Locations

CHN has developed and managed more than 1,600 apartments located at 147 different sites scattered throughout Franklin County in 32 zip codes, and currently serves more than 2,000 people in apartments throughout Columbus’ urban neighborhoods as well as surrounding communities, including six suburban communities.


Visit our Projects page for photos and descriptions of our properties.